Board of Directors

Rainey Peuse, President

Rainey graduated from Montana State University and has been a Bozeman resident for 9 years. She is a Quality Assurance engineer with RightNow Technologies.  She is recently married and enjoys Bobcat athletics, shopping, wake boarding, boating, traveling and being active.

Wendy Wilson, Vice President

Wendy Wilson has over 25 years of experience in corporate and small business accounting and finance. A native of Boulder, Colorado, she moved to Bozeman in 2003 to be closer to family. She currently operates her own small business, servicing multiple clients throughout the Gallatin Valley. Wendy is also a licensed Realtor® specializing in land and rural properties as a buyer representative. She served for four years on the Gallatin Association of Realtors Board of Directors – including roles as treasurer, president-elect, and president. Wendy also served for two years on the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter Board of Directors. She and her black lab, Selah, are a therapy team through the Intermountain Therapy Animals program, and she also volunteers with the Eagle Mount equine program. Wendy enjoys cooking, reading, spending time outside, and has recently developed a passion for fly fishing.

Sharon Navas, Secretary

Sharon hails from Nebraska, where she earned her MS in Education from the University of Nebraska many years ago before raising two children. Having been in education administration and special education for over thirty years, Sharon and her husband were ready for a new adventure and came to Bozeman after enjoying several summer vacations here. Sharon recently accepted the principal position at the new Meadowlark Elementary School, and has a passion for helping children and their families. She likes spending time with friends, cooking, gardening and reading. She really enjoys telling funny stories about her many experiences with children.

Stephanie Mundt, Treasurer

Stephanie Mundt joined the Haven Board in January 2012. Stephanie graduated with a degree in finance and small business management from MSU in 2010. She currently owns and operates two businesses, and in her free time likes to enjoy the outdoors with her animals.

Kelly Swanson

Kelly Swanson is a financial advisor at Edward Jones Investments.  She grew up in Belgrade, and went on to graduate at Montana State University with a degree in business finance.  She also teaches group fitness classes at the Ridge Athletic Club.  Kelly joined HAVEN in 2010 with a desire to help empower women in our community to be their very best.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Henry and Madison.  Her summers are filled with outdoor activities, especially camping, and winter with plenty of skiing.

Deborah Kimball-Robinson

Deborah recently was the owner of a vacation rental property management company, My Montana Vacation Rentals, Inc.  Previously she was employed for 13 years by Sprint Telecommunications, as a Senior Director of Market Research.  Deborah and her family moved to Bozeman 13 years ago from the Midwest.  When working and living in Kansas City, she was the President of the Rose Brooks Center Board, a domestic violence shelter that served 5 counties.  Since leaving Kansas, she has become an active member of various civic organizations.  She was on the state board of Montana Wilderness Association, Secretary of the Livingston Chamber of Commerce, member of the Gallatin County Planning Board, member of Friends of KGLT and member of the Gallatin County Planning Committee.  When not listening to new music as a volunteer DJ on KGLT, Deborah likes to go to Bikram Yoga, read, and cook local foods.

Chief Ron Price

Ron Price is the Chief of the Bozeman Police Department.  Ron and his wife, Lisa, moved to Bozeman in 2010 after a 33-year law enforcement career in Kent, Washington.   Ron holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Washington University with a focus on Social Sciences.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Northwest Command College and the Senior Management Institute of Policing.  Ron is committed to helping provide services and education to impact domestic violence issues.  He previously served on the board of directors of the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network in Washington and he is proud to continue that work with HAVEN. Away from work, Ron and his wife, Lisa are active in biking, hiking and anything else that happens outdoors.

Carrie Wasserburger

Carrie Wasserburger joined the HAVEN Board in November 2011 and enjoys working with the community in hopes of preventing and raising awareness about domestic violence.  Carrie moved to Bozeman in the summer of 2010 with her husband, Max, and Golden Retriever, Woody.  Prior to moving to this beautiful state, she lived in Omaha, Nebraska, where she earned her Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts degree from Creighton University.  Carrie works as an associate attorney at Wittich Law Firm and spends her free time outdoors.

Matt Caires

Matt currently serves as Dean of Students at the Montana State University, where he provides oversight and support for a variety of programs including Student Conduct, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Parent & Family Relations, Recreational Sports & Fitness, Student Activities & Engagement, Diversity Awareness, and the MSU Women’s Center.  As Dean of Students, Matt serves as MSU’s lead administrative liaison to ASMSU and is the primary student advocate on campus.

Matt recently joined the HAVEN Board of Directors, and in a similar capacity, he served a three-year term as the Vice-Chair of the Albany County SAFE Project Board of Directors in Laramie, Wyoming.  Matt has a passion for sexual assault and violence prevention, especially in the context of higher education.

He is an avid mountain biker and backcountry skier.

Dixie Lucero

Dixie Lucero spent 28 years working in the mental health field, in the latter years focusing on being an advocate for adolescent sexual & violent abuse within the family unit & the healing process for families. Dixie is very passionate about working with HAVEN in our mission to help families & to educate the public on ending the cycle and ending the silence on domestic violence.
Dixie and her husband, Mike, have a 16 year old son Cameron who is a junior in college and has the ultimate goal of working with the FBI in counter terrorism & intelligence as a linguist.